Cal Thomas | Syndicated columnist | Wednesday, October 3, 2001
This strategy has a number of plusses. First, the king once ruled Afghanistan and is still admired there. Second, he is a Moslem, though not the radical type like those now running the country. Third, the U.S. will not be made to look like an imperialist army, forcing Western Christianity on an unwilling people.
If President Bush can bring this off, he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize. If he can shut down the terrorist operations against and possibly within this country, he deserves re-election.
Again, this is just a guess on how we are proceeding, but based on what I'm hearing, it's an informed guess.